St. Louis Premium Cassis

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Emelgem, Belgium


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BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2009
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex fruit brew, little sour, not balanced, clear, good head, nothing special

zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 Re-Rate: the best lambic available in Israel. (3/11/2009 1:33:44 PM) Realy good looking beer with a deep purple-red below a pinky purple head, impressive aroma of forest fruits with white wine acidity, cheese and even some vegy notes, a deep flavors of citron, herbs and blackberries accompanied by a realy pleasant dry finish hoppy notes can be sensed as well. A really good one tough I believe It does not suite everyone.

yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2009
Tasted 17/02/2009. 250ml bottle from Beerstore. Dark brown, approaching black, with a a pink head that shoots through rather quickly. Rich fruit sweetness and a strong acidity on the nose. The same in the mouth where it balance of sweetness up front and tartness out back that Jerry Hall would be proud of. For a beer of 3.2% this little 250ml cassis has more punch than Muhammed Ali. It’s closer to fruit drink than beer (let alone lambic) but it is magic all the same. I liked it a lot.

JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Reddish color with a sweet aroma of blackberry, currant, and sugar. Flavor is mildly sweet with some light currant, blackberry and light tartness. OK, but not all that exceptional.

PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12.7 oz bottle.Deep dark, ruby red pour with a thin and bubbly pink head. Fresh aroma of berries and sourness. Full bodied flavor with strong berry presence. Sourness is inviting and addicting. Taste a bit of baking soda (odd) and just a hint of vinegar. Turns Metallic just a tad near the end and loses just a bit of luster. Sticky, soury mouthfeel. Better than expected.

KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Clear burgundy with tiny pinkish head. Sourish aroma with black currant notes. Sourish flavour with black currant and hints of wood.

BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Warmer for ’Where the Wild Beers Are’. Purple color with a sweet cassis aroma. Very sweet but just shy of cloying with a solid cassis flavor.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12.7oz bottle, date of 08.2007. Pours a murky, pitty dark currant / blackberry puree color; light purple head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of medicinal dark fruits, blackberries, currants, and cough syrup in the aroma; slightly rough with some vague licorice notes. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: sticky sweet, medicinal dark fruits, currants, and blackberries; flabby in the mouth, this tastes like sweet cough syrup with just a bit of tartness and acidity; after the framboise and kriek, this wasn’t even close; overripe and quite poor. Lengthy, need-to-brush-my-teeth finish: currants, sweet simple sugar, and lots of heavy cough syrup; overripe and sweet.

YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle: the aroma mostly strong black currant with some weak barnyard smell which is nice, the flavor is again mostly black currant, some sweetness but not too sweet, some sourness, some nice dryness and acidity, some weak bitterness, not bad actually.

DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle. A beautiful-looking beer - deep ruby-colored with a pink to light-red head. Aroma of sweet berries. A sweet flavor, somewhat sugary, with berries and a nice acidic tone that’s getting stronger towards the finish. Medium-bodied. Like the other St. Louis fruit "Lambics" this is rather sweet and doesn’t have almost any Lambic character, but I find it to be a pleasant fruit beer.

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